City: Spokane Valley, WA
Why running: “I think we need somebody to start connecting our generations so we can move forward with a better guestimation of how people feel in our community. Right now we have such a low number of people who vote, we really are missing the younger people. … They can’t relate to anybody in City Hall, I hope to bring that connection and help everybody feel a little more comfortable when walking around their neighborhoods.”
Pitch: “I have really strong morals and values as far as who I am as a leader. I’m not somebody that just stepped up and am running for this position and started to change my life to be a good person, I’ve already been a community leader for so many years now. What I already do for my work pushed me into this position.”
Education: Graduated from West Valley High School in 2007. Attended Eastern Washington University majoring in business administration for two years, but did not complete a degree. Went to District 9 fire academy. Has structure, wildland firefighter certification and has EMT as well as hazardous chemical certification.
Political experience: First-time candidate.
Work experience: Owns Spokane Valley Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Has worked as a firefighter for Spokane County Fire District 4 since 2015 and previously worked for Spokane County Fire District 10. Worked for J&J Plumbing for seven years, has fought MMA on ESPN and around the U.S. and Canada. Coaches team of MMA fighters. Worked in customer service at Best Buy and worked as front desk agent at the Historic Davenport Hotel.